Andre Andrade - Elite Myotherapist
What Is the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull, which is immediately in front of the ear on each side of your head. The joints are flexible, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side and enabling you to talk, chew, and yawn. Muscles attached to and surrounding the jaw joint control the position and movement of the jaw.
What Causes TMD?
TMD is commonly known as Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction. The cause of TMD is not clear, but dentists and other therapists such as myotherapists believe that symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of the jaw or with the parts of the TMJ joint itself.
Injury to the jaw, the joint itself, or muscles of the head and neck -- such as a sporting injury or car accident (whiplash) -- can cause TMD. There are many other possible causes of TMD those include..
What Are the Symptoms of TMD?
Jaw pain and regular headaches?
You might have TMJ Syndrome!
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